Originally posted by mwmiller
Knowing that someone made a move within the past 10 minutes is of little use. You can't even be sure they're still logged in. They may have completed their last move and left.
Between your post and mine we have shown that the green dot is useless.
It can be on but that member may have already left.
It can be off but that member may still be logged in.
It really doesn't tell us anything that is reliable or useful.
I agree it's not overly useful and being logged in is irrelevant.
I sometimes log in for an hour or so and do things with my clan or on the forums without actually making a move before logging off.
However, if I feel like playing chess for a while, and provided I have no "urgent" games I will always make a move on the "green dot" games first and continue to play in those games until the dot goes off so in that respect it is useful.
I think 10 minutes is about right.I rarely make a move in less than five after opening up a game so my "dot" would be on and off like a brides nightie if the time was reduced.